Springtime in Steamboat means…..thoughts of golf!

Now that I dare to think of golf soon happening, the blizzards will commence.   However, if they don’t, get your sticks out and dusted off.  The Yampa Valley Golf Course in Craig, Colorado is rumored to soon be opening!  Haymaker, one of the two public courses in Steamboat Springs has announced rates for the upcoming 2010 season.  The rules have changed slightly, so pay attention. 

Resident season passes will remain at $1,025 if purchased before April 30, and will jump to $1250 after that date.  Residents are defined as Routt County homeowners who have local driver’s licenses as well as those who are registered to vote here. (an incentive for all of you golfers who don’t vote to register) For non-resident property owners, the pass will set you back $1700 before the April 30 cutoff and $1900 afterwards.  Passes are available at the Parks and Rec office next to the Howelsen Hill Ice Arena from April 5-22 and will resume at the Haymaker Pro Shop April 26.  Other fees are posted on the Haymaker web site.

Who knows other than Mother Nature when the courses may open, but the local powers that be will open them as soon as possible.  And while you are thinking golf, don’t forget about Rollingstone Ranch, Steamboat Golf Club and Catamount Ranch and Club…all fine golf clubs in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  Golf season is on it’s way, but don’t get too excited…there is still some fine skiing to do.

Anne Mayberry 

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